And last but not least…a Senate Finance Committee Health Care Reform document

The long awaited, Chairman’s mark from the Senate Finance Committee has finally been released.  The 223-page document, entitled America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009, underscores the lower costs, quality and affordable health coverage it will provide individuals and families.  Chairman Max Baucus declares “the Finance Committee carefully worked through the details of health care reform […]

Will annual premiums average a whopping $30,803 in 2019?

Drew E. Altman, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer at the Kaiser Family Foundation highlighted the potential cost of premiums in 2019 in a recent “Pulling It Together” update.  Assuming that premium increases over the next ten years revert to the average of the last ten years, 8.7%, he asserts that premiums for a family […]

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) highlighted on the HFA Advocacy Page

CER has been a priority issue for the HFA.  The necessity to cut costs led Congress to address CER in the health care reform debate (although CER is not a “new” issue).  Our commitment to education and awareness prompted the need for a document that outlines a definition and summary of CER.   This document has […]